Buchanan County is accepting sealed bid proposals at the Buchanan County Auditor's office until 9:00 a.m., Monday, August 14, 2017 for equipment from the Secondary Roads and Emergency Management Departments. For more information, click here.
The Buchanan County Emergency Management Homeland Security Department will be accepting applications for an Assistant Emergency Management Office Coordinator through July 7, 2017 until 4:30 p.m.
New legislation legalizes fireworks; however Buchanan County requires a permit for all firework displays. In 2013 Buchanan County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance restricting the use of fireworks. The ordinance allows firework displays in Buchanan County only if a permit is approved by the Board of Supervisors. Part of the permit process requires that a certified or licensed pyrotechnician conducts the display. The new legislation in Iowa legalizes the sale of fireworks and firework displays during certain times of the year. Under the new law the sale and display of fireworks is only allowed during June 1-July 8 and December 10-January 3. Buchanan County will allow the use of 1.4 Consumer fireworks between these dates with a permit. Permit applications, firework resolution and ordinance are available at the Buchanan County Auditor’s Office or you can click here. If you live within city limits contact your local city government regarding permit requirements.